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Iceland, as a literary muse

From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.
27 August 2014

Vestiges of a Viking past

In a violent European age, Vikings were the ultimate brutes, spreading from Scandinavia to plunder and raid. Signs of their conquest prevail in Iceland, a former Viking dominion.
20 June 2012

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